Nike debuts weatherproof ‘Air Force 1 Gore-Tex’

Nike debuts weatherproof ‘Air Force 1 Gore-Tex’

These iconic kicks are more rugged than ever.

The Nike Air Force 1 (AF1) is the latest iconic kick to get equipped with weatherproof Gore-Tex, just in time for the holidays.

Converse, another brand owned by the sportswear giant, has released multiple Chuck Taylor All-Stars that incorporate the rugged, trademarked fabric. But for now, just two AF1s baring the Swoosh with Gore-Tex linings are being released.

The first is a white-and-blue high-top with a twist: the upper boasts a zippered bootie that’s both fashionable and functional in bad weather.

The second is a classic, Army green-and-tan low-top with layered ballistic nylon and full-grain leather. Either would serve as a stylishly prudent choice for those who live in an area that gets whacked with snow and slush in the winter.

Gore-Tex clothing collabs are all the rage these days, but it was Danner that first used it way back in 1978. The Oregon-based footwear company recently unveiled the Danner Light 40th Anniversary Edition boot to celebrate four decades partnership.

Gore-Tex clothing collabs are all the rage these days, but it was Danner that first used it way back in 1978. The Oregon-based footwear company recently unveiled the Danner Light 40th Anniversary Edition boot to celebrate four decades partnership.

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